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Bleak Theology: Hopeful Science

Tag: Salvation

The modern Pharisee hates the gospel.

Who are the vipers of this day? Who are the Pharisees and Sadducees? Who is it who wants the rewards of virtue but is not prepared to do the work to get the fruit of right living? Who is it who says that we should honour them for whom they are, not for what they […]

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Administration and Lectionary Collide.

After the last couple of days, life intrudes again. The sermon at equippers church was about praise getting you out of a jail. Needed, but that night there was a storm in the Midwest. And the power went out at the webhost. (No, this blog is not hosted in New Zealand. Latency matters). So instead […]

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Let us pray.

The issue we face is that the fashions of this day want us tossed and confused. They want us eating that which makes us emotionally unstable. They want us unhappy, faithless, dissatisfied, They would encourage us to burn every bridge in our life, so we are alone and needy. So we will gratefully become a […]

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Assurance [Rom 8]

This morning we have to make a judgement call. It has been clear and sunny, which means that we will have icy roads: they may not be gritted as the council is still recovering from floods and frost last weekend. So we will make call in about 30 minutes about if we can get to […]

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Soterology matters.

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Bruce Charlton has written that metaphysics matter. He is correct. I’d argue that salvation (soteriology) matters as much or more. There are two parts to this. The first part is that we are, by nature, fallen. We are unable to gain salvation by our own efforts. This is total and complete. We cannot come to […]

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